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Vermont Mutual President & CEO, Dan Bridge, Named Insurance Professional of the Year

For Immediate Release
August 2, 2023
Media Contact: Thomas Thamm
(802) 229-8975
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MONTPELIER, Vermont (August 2, 2023)— The Insurance Library Association of Boston, the first private library dedicated solely to the subject of insurance in the United States, recently named Vermont Mutual Insurance Group® President & CEO, Daniel C. Bridge, as their Insurance Professional of the Year for 2023.

The Insurance Professional of the Year Award is presented each year to an individual who exemplifies the qualities of an insurance professional with a strong understanding and respect for and from the insurance industry. The award was established in 2002 in the tradition of an annual award bestowed by the Boston Board of Fire Underwriters starting in the 1950s and continuing through 1996. Since then, a broad cross section of the industry has come together in fellowship and camaraderie each year to recognize one individual who exemplifies the qualities of an outstanding insurance professional.

Speaking of Dan’s selection as Insurance Professional of the Year, Vermont Mutual’s Executive Vice President and COO, Mark McDonnell, remarked “The entire team at Vermont Mutual is very proud to see Dan’s efforts, leadership and contribution to the insurance industry recognized by the Insurance Library Association. An award like this validates what we see in Dan each and every day.”

Vermont Mutual Board Lead Director, William Cody, noted “Our Board has known for years we had a truly exceptional leader in Dan. He and his team have consistently produced best in class financial results while meeting the needs of our agents, policyholders and employees. It is extremely satisfying that his impact is being recognized by The Insurance Library Association in this way.”

The Insurance Library Association of Boston was established in 1887 and is the country’s first, and only remaining, private library dedicated solely to the subject of insurance. The Library maintains a comprehensive collection of print and digital materials, including insurance policies and forms, periodicals, legal treatises, and memorabilia.

The Library’s mission is to provide excellent research resources and services, high-quality educational programming, and opportunities for engagement for members of the insurance, risk management, and legal communities, and the public.

The Award Ceremony and Luncheon will be held at the InterContinental Hotel in Boston, Massachusetts, on Friday, October 13th.

Vermont Mutual Insurance Group® is a trade name of Vermont Mutual Insurance Company, Northern Security Insurance Company, Inc. and Granite Mutual Insurance Company. Chartered in 1828, Vermont Mutual is one of the ten oldest mutual property/casualty insurers in the United States and provides coverage throughout New England and upstate New York. Through more than 600 independent agencies, the Group insures over 320,000 policyholders, with a direct written premium of more than $635,000,000. The group is rated “A+ Superior” by A. M. Best and a Ward’s Top 50 performing property/casualty insurer in the U.S. for the past 15 consecutive years. For more information, please visit: